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Guilty as charged

A SOMOAN judge in The Hague made history today by declaring that Charles Taylor, the former president of Liberia, was guilty of aiding and abetting the multiple atrocities committed by a rebel force in neighbouring Sierra Leone. It was a rare example of a former head of states being convicted by an international court, and advocates of cross-border justice immediately, hailed the verdict as a welcome precedent.
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Nigeria Rebels Declare "Oil War"

News : Huffington Post (6 years ago)

Nigeria's main rebel group declared Sunday an "oil war" in the west African nation in response to what it said were "unprovoked" attacks by Nigerian government forces a day earlier. The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Del... Read Post

Ex-boy soldier back in Sierra Leone

News : Huffington Post (7 years ago)

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Author Ishmael Beah disputed reports that his best-selling 2007 memoir about serving as a child soldier in Sierra Leone contained inconsistencies. Beah, speaking with The Associated Press during his first tr... Read Post

Isaiah Washington becomes citizen of Sierra Leone

Entertainment : Lifeline Live (6 years ago)

Perez Hilton is reporting that Isaiah Washington has become an official citizen of Sierra Leone. The former Grey's Anatomy actor's citizenship request was based on his genetic ancestral link to the Mende people of Sierra Leone, he n... Read Post


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